Monday, January 24, 2011

When Cable TV was AWESOME!

Things your parents might actually tell you about what they watched on cable TV 30 years ago...


More...

Nickelodeon in it's infancy...





The Disney Channel when it wasn't just obnoxious teenage crap!














The Nashville Network (before it adopted it's "Spike" status)



CBN Cable Network (now ABC Family)

Check at 6:30 for a promo featuring SuperBook and Honey Honey!




When Soviet TV had a break on The Discovery Channel




THE USA CARTOON EXPRESS!!!

















When it used to stood for "Music Television"



When bands like Manowar and REM played on Nick's Livewire!






When HBO took all the DAMN time they needed...

and yet they still went off the air!




When all you had on else on the dial was text-based channels of limited appeal!









And probably one of the best kept achievements for it's time, a look at the QUBE system that was initiated in Columbus, OH






And... your odds & ends...


















There, that outta hold them little SOB's!

5 comments:

Chris Sobieniak said...

I think the only thing not covered here is "Public Access", but then, the less said about that, the better!

Tohoscope said...

I'm going through the clips, but I'm not seeing Commander USA's Groovy Movies.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Sorry, I forgot about him! They're out there, I know it. I also realized I missed the point completely where I wanted this to go, but then again, that's how I live!

Tohoscope said...

There's so much good stuff out there, you could do a couple posts on things like station idents and show promos. This post just scratches the surface.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Certainly does. I didn't even think about Spanish TV either, and the interesting Spanish-dubbed anime they had back when Univision and Telemundo were these tiny operations in the 80's. Of course I saw none of it where I lived.

 
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